Item #AT-00264

Mid Century "Boys at the Beach" Oil on Masonite, by Hazel Burnham Slaughter (1888 - 1979)


Mid Century "Boys at the Beach" Oil on Masonite, by Hazel Burnham Slaughter (1888 - 1979)

A wonderful example of early modern painting. This piece is done by the New York Artist Hazel Burnham Slaughter. It depicts a group of young men getting ready to charge the big wave. Most likely some beach on the Long Island sound.




15"H x 17.5"W


15.25" x 18.25"


Hazel Burnham Slaughter was born in the year 1888. She was a well known painter and textile designer living most of her life in New York City and Connecticut but traveled throughout the world. She studied at the Applied Design Department at the Massachusetts Normal Art School, with Marshal Fry in Hartford Ct., and the Art Students League in NYC. In 1915 Slaughter was a featured artist designing textiles for the American Museum of Natural History. This was an important exhibition with the textile and fashion design industries stimulating an authentic national style inspired by non-Western artifacts in its ethnographic collections. At the International Silk Exposition held at the Grand Central Palace she received the 1923 Silk Expo scholarship from Horace Cheney Brothers and was sent to Egypt to study art from the tomb of Tutankhamen.

With all the modern taste leading toward the Egyptian movement she decided to design her own creations and was later credited for her advanced style and her exquisite Parisian design. Slaughter was also known for designing greeting cards and was co founder of The Cardcrafters Guild in Hartford, CT. She exhibited at Ferargil Galleries New York, Salons of America, Natural History Museum, and the Artist Students League in NYC. Her legacy as a groundbreaking female artist is still relevant today and her work is credited as an important resource to modern design. Hazel Burnham Slaughter is in the collections of The Metropolitian Musum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.